Song List

I get so annoyed and tired of my local radio stations playing the same old songs over and over again.  Seems lots of people all over have similar stories of such liited playlists.  I’d ask what ever happened to “album tracks”, but I”m not sure I’d like the answer.
So in an effort to foster some change (and I have to ask myself if it could really happen) here’s a list of some songs that I never now or very rarely hear on the radio.  I’ve organized them by decade of release - otherwise they’re in (almost) no particular order.  Oh, and in case anyone has noticed – the music of the 60′s – that revolutionary music - is slowly disappearing from the airwaves.  That’s just plain WRONG!

The Sixties
“Cinnamon Girl” – Neil Young
“Soul Deep” – The Box Tops
“Because” – The Dave Clark Five
“Glad All Over” – The Dave Clark Five”
“Put a Little Love in Your Heart” – Jackie DeShannon
“Elusive Butterfly” – Bob Lind
Red Rubber Ball – The Cyrkle
“Hey 98.6″ – Keith
“Something in the Air” – Thunderclap Newman
“Traces’ – Classics IV
“Everyday With You Girl” – Classics IV
“My Pledge of Love” – Joe Jeffrey Group
“Sunday Will Never Be the Same” – Spanky and Our Gang
“I’d Like to Get to Know You” – Spanky and Our Gang
“”Downtown” – Petula Clark
“It’s a Sign of the Times” – Petula Clark
“Carry On” – Crosby, Stills, and Nash
“Carry On ‘Till Tomorrow” – Badfinger
“What Does it Take (To Win Your Love for Me)” – Junior Walker and the All Stars
“For Your Love” – Yardbirds
“Itchykoo Park” – Small Faces (despite a swipe at education)
“Incense and Peppermints” – The Strawberry Alarm Clock
“Beechwood 4 – 5789″ – The Marvelettes
“Then He Kissed Me” – The Crystals
“Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song” – The Buckinghams
“Everything That Touches You” – The Association
“Summer Rain” – Johnny Rivers

The Seventies
“Question” – The Moody Blues
“The Land of Make Believe” – The Moody Blues
“Voices in the Sky” – The Moody Blues
“One More Time to Live” – The Moody Blues
“Gemini Dream” – The Moody Blues
“Be Free” – Argent
“Dance in the Smoke” – Argent
“God Gave Rock and Roll to You” – Argent
“No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” – Donna Summer and Barbra Stresisnd
“Early in the Morning” – Vanity Fare
“You’re Not Wrong for Loving Me” – Sweet
“Lady Starlight” – Sweet”
“If” – Bread
“Isn’t It Time” – The Babys
“Listen to My Music” – Trickster
“Help is on the Way” – Little River Band
“Revival” – Allman Brothers Band
“Love Alive” – Heart
“Roll Away the Stone” – Mott the Hoople
“Rainy Days and Mondays” – The Carpenters
“Hocus Pocus” – Focus
“Up the Ladder to the Roof” – The Supremes
“One Fine Morning” – Lighthouse

The Eighties
“I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” – The Moody Blues (and wouldn’t it be great to actually hear the FULL ALBUM VERSION!)
“No More Lies” – The Moody Blues
“The Voice”  – The Moody Blues
“Nick of Time” – Bonnie Raitt
“Drive” – The Cars
“The Captain of Her Heart” – Double
“What About Me” – Moving Pictures
“Steppin’ Out” – Joe Jackson
“Breaking Us in Two” – Joe Jackson
“An Innocent Man” – Billy Joel
“It Might Be You” – Stephen Bishop
“Piano in the Dark” – Brenda Russell
“Theme from the Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)” – Joey Scarbury

The Nineties
“Black Balloon” – The Goo Goo Dolls
“Lost in You” – Rod Stewart

The 00′s
“Better Days” – The Goo Goo Dolls
“Stay With You” – The Goo Goo Dolls
“Let Love In” – The Goo Goo Dolls
(note – at one time all of the above 3 songs received plenty of airplay.  Then they disappeared)
“Everybody’s Changing” – Keane
“Somewhere Only We Know” – Keane

If I think of anymore I’d love to hear I just may add to the list.


Nancy Walker-Hunter said...

Interesting that you too, have notice the same stuff over and over. This summer (2016) my boys and I noticed that the most played songs while we were in the car were the songs of Summer 2015 !! What's up with that?

cinnamonblue said...

Hello again! The most played songs of this summer were those of LAST summer? What's up with that indeed! Variety is supposed to be the spice of life, so I would think radio needs some, too.

And as always, oodles of thanks!